Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc tries to maintain his optimism, but he will not hide the fact that he is concerned about the skill of the racer, he must use in the Formula 1 of the 2020 season.
It says monegaskeren, after that he to his own disappointment, had to settle with being syvendehurtigst in Saturday's qualification for the season's first Formula 1-grandprix. Team-mate Sebastian Vettel was only number 11.
- We must not be demoralized by the outcome, but it was not what we had expected. We were not even close to being where we expected.
- unfortunately, It is the status at the moment, but we will need to remain positive, although it can be difficult, says Leclerc, according to Reuters.
Last year was He the fastest man in qualifying in Austria.
Saturday's qualification revealed that it is not only the Ferrari team, but also the two other teams with a Ferrari engine that has problems
Vettel was not a time for Q3 Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Alfa Romeo's Antonio Giovinazzi and Kimi Räikkönen were number 18 and 19, while it went marginally better for Kevin Magnussen and Haas-colleague Romain Grosjean, who was number 16 and 15.
for many years was the Ferrari a force in Formula 1, but Ferrari is running has not been world champion since 2007.
Holdchef Mattia Binotto admit that the Italian team has great challenges to keep pace with Mercedes, who seems to be in a class of its own.
- We have no reason to deny that, qualifying was disappointing. We knew that the start of the season would be difficult for us, and the qualification stressed that it was the case in even a greater degree than expected.
- We will need to analyze all aspects of our performance very carefully and try to compare them with our competitors to understand why there is a gap up to them, says Ferrari boss.
In 2019 was the Ferrari number two in the constructors ' championship.
The first grandprix in the 2020 season begins Sunday at 15.10.
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